Talking with a friend this morning, I realized that I have become much more accepting of things I cannot change. We were discussing some pretty significant challenges in our lives and the lives of people we love, and I said I was at peace with how I had responded to a particular situation. I guess I’m more grown up than I thought I was.
Funny thing is, I have no tolerance for the little piddley things that I can’t change, like being stuck in traffic. I hate traffic. I shout at the other drivers (inside my car with the windows rolled up of course) to Get Off MY Road. This is completely irrational behavior. My children joke about it but I think they see it as the beginning of the end for their loony tunes mother. Little do they know I have been loony tunes all of my life.
All of this leads up to the fact that I also believe in miracles. I believe in little miracles, the sort that make you giggle – like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. I also believe in big miracles, the kind of miracles that make you drop to your knees in thanksgiving. I made a card to celebrate a miracle:
- Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set (Sale-a-bration 2013)
- Very Vanilla and Soft Suede card stock
- Prints Pack Designer Series paper
- First Edition Specialty Designer Series paper
- Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake FFIP
- 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch
- 1 3/4 inch circle punch
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Linen Thread
- Piercing tool (aka pokey doodle)
- Big Shot and Honeycomb TIEF
This won’t take you long at all to do, and you can substitute practically any stamp set you have on hand – don’t fret that this Sale-a-bration set is already retired.
Yes, I poked a pair of little holes in the card stock and ran my linen thread through them so that I could tie it directly onto the card. I know a lot of people use Glue Dots. I’m not one of them. I LOVE Glue Dots for a lot of things, but not for sticking embellishments on the front of cards.
I hope you have your own little miracle today…or maybe even a big one.
And stop by the OnlineStore to see the new Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer stamps!